UPND wants to merge with MMD

THE UPND senior leadership has tasked Mutale Nalumango to engage senior MMD officials among them Dr Brian Chituwo, Kabinga Pande and Kenneth Chipungu with a view to merge the two parties.

The UPND wants to merge with MMD in order to dislodge the PF from power in the 2016 elections.

Sources disclosed that Nalumango, who recently defected from MMD to join UPND, has so far held meetings with the three senior MMD officials – the party’s vice-president for administration Dr Chituwo, national chairperson Pande and chairperson for elections Chipungu.

Sources said Nalumango met the trio about a week ago to discuss the possibilities and the MMD leaders were of the view that party leader Nevers Mumba should work under Hakainde Hichilema.

Sources said the MMD leadership were agreeable to Nalumango’s proposal for a merger.

When contacted, Nalumango said she would appreciate a merger although she does not know what people were thinking about.